Integration of Software Components with Moodle Platform for Efficient Virtual Learning
Abstract—Online learning has become a common phenomenon nowadays but it does not seem to have reached an optimum or standard level. The components in which learners and instructors participate in on-line interactions of various kinds, including on-line learning, constitute Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Most of the limitations in current VLE’s are center around estimation, validation, Interoperability and collaboration of learning process. The principal components of a Virtual Learning Environment package include curriculum mapping, student tracking, online support for both teacher and student, electronic communication, and Internet links to outside curriculum resources. Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. The issues in any VLE are mainly concerned with collaborative study, evaluation, certification and skill set determination. To enhance the learning experience, this paper proposes integration of several learning components residing any type of file system using “Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)” in which API (Application Programming Interface) of Moodle is used to integrate with social blogging sites and other software components.